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Ciao from Italia! – 5 – Anything on Wheels

Rock, and furthermore, Roll...........

We’ve certainly come to discover during this trip that the Italians love their cars, but they also love pretty much
everything on wheels. Here’s a selection of a few, just from the towns of Cortona and Greve di Chianti, covering
the whole shebang, from a Quadrophenia-inspired turquoise scooter and a beautiful blue rock’n’roll Harley, to
matching Pink Vespas and a vintage bike in pristine condition with matching hand tooled Italian leather saddlebags.

What's better than One pink Vespa? Two, of course!!

All Mod Cons

Italian class in a bicycle

Cortona was a revelation (if you’ll pardon the biblical pun) we ascended a precipitous path which turned out to be the stations
of the cross, the twelfth being the Crucifixion. The thirteenth appeared to be a discarded wine bottle, the message appearing to
be that that amount of suffering would drive anybody to drink. I reckon that’s why they use wine in the Communion.

Atop the fort in Cortona

We mistakenly thought we’d reached the summit, but discovered a huge fort overlooked the Cathedral where we now stood from
another 200 feet or so, so like the idiots we are, we had to get to the highest point – but were rewarded with a breathtaking view
across Tuscany back into Umbria and Lake Trasimeno, scene of our recent cycling triumph.

Kev tries to get to grips with his drinks problem.....

Currently chilling in Greve di Chianti, surrounded by bottles of its namesake, we are quietly girding our loins for an assault on
the city of Florence some time tomorrow.

La Dolce Vita....

Kev Moore


May 4, 2011 - Posted by | fun, humor, travel, writing | , , , , , , ,


  1. Ooooo … that is a beautiful Harley. And the pink Vespas are adorable! They match Miki.

    Comment by shelleymhouse | May 11, 2011

  2. I LOVED the Harley, very tempted to jump on and ride it away Shelley!

    Comment by kevmoore | May 11, 2011

  3. I imagine Miki was tempted by the Vespas 🙂

    Comment by shelleymhouse | May 11, 2011

  4. […] anything on wheels […]

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